Artist Shawn Smith creates whimsical sculptures that represent pixilated animals and objects of nature. Smith is interested in how we experience nature through technology. When we see images of nature on TV or on a computer screen, we feel that we are seeing nature but we are really only seeing patterns of pixilated light. He is mainly interested in subjects that he has never seen in real life. He is finding images of his subjects online and then creates three-dimensional sculptural representations of these two-dimensional images. Through the process of pixilation, color is distilled, some bits of information are lost, and the form is abstracted.
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